These days, many consumers are opting to drink tap water rather than more expensive bottled waters. But rather than fill up glasses with water straight from the faucet, people are running tap water through carbon-based counter-top, faucet and pitcher filters before they drink it.
While these basic water filters are better than no filter at all, they give people a false sense of security that their filtered water is safe from most water pollutants. While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has strict guidelines regarding public water safety, traces of harmful contaminants still do enter the water supply. Following is a list of what carbon-based filters do not remove:
1. Arsenic, asbestos, chromium, fluoride perchlorate, radium, nitrates, microbes and human viruses
Any of these contaminants, either alone or in combination with each other, can cause illness, cancer and death.
2. Inorganic minerals
Inorganic minerals have been linked to all kinds of health problems including gallstones, kidney stones, bone and joint calcification, arthritis and hardening/blocking of the arteries.
3. Pharmaceutical drugs
Tap water sometimes contains traces of prescription drugs including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones. These drugs are especially dangerous to infants, children and young adults, all of whom are still in developmental stages of growth.
Our Polar Station water and ice vending machines rely on local water sources. But they also use an eight-stage reverse osmosis water filtration system that removes contaminants down to .0001 microns and take out up to 99% of all trace pollutants. This means that when people buy from our kiosks, they can be guaranteed water products that are as pure as they are delicious.
What this means for you as an investor is that you are buying into a business that provides a genuinely healthy product for consumers to use and enjoy. And because the source is local, you’re also helping to keep the earth a little greener for everyone. When you are ready to earn profits that come from making a positive difference in your community, contact us!
Photo credit: Keattikorn
Originally posted 2012-05-22 12:11:13.